SENATE FLOOR ACTION




                                  Monday
                                May 2, 2005


THE SENATE SUSPENDED ALL NECESSARY RULES TO CONSIDER AND FINALLY PASS:


SB 24 (CS)        Zaffirini/ et al.
Relating to the creation of a donor education, awareness, and
registry program, the establishment of an organ donor and tissue
council, and anatomical gift donation.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 229 (CS)        Lucio/ Shapleigh/ Zaffirini
Relating to the Advisory Oversight Community Outreach Committee in
the Department of Public Safety of the State of Texas.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 520 (CS)(LC)    Madla
Relating to the provision of health care services by a physician
assistant during a disaster.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 624 (CS)(LC)    Hinojosa
Relating to the regulation of bail bond sureties.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 697 (LC)        Estes
Relating to the validation of the boundaries of certain school
districts.

SB 771 (A)(LC)     West, Royce
Relating to the criteria for designation of a reinvestment zone for
purposes of tax increment financing and to the powers of a
municipality that has created a reinvestment zone.
1 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

SB 1071 (CS)        West, Royce
Relating to a person's eligibility for an order of nondisclosure
with respect to certain criminal history records and to certain law
enforcement duties that result from the issuance of an order.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1089 (CS)(LC)    Madla
Relating to the distribution by the Texas Department of
Transportation of certain assistance for the repair and maintenance
of county roads.

SB 1090 (CS)        Madla
Relating to the powers and duties of a defense base development
authority.

SB 1227 (CS)(LC)    Shapiro/ West, Royce
Relating to enrollment in public and private postsecondary
educational institutions, to payment of the costs of attending
those educational institutions, and to financial aid and other
measures to assist students to pay those costs.
3 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1528 (CS)        Zaffirini
Relating to the payment of tuition and fees at public institutions
of higher education and the determination of Texas residency for
that purpose.

SB 1529 (CS)        Zaffirini
Relating to policies and measures to promote timely graduation of
students from public institutions of higher education.
2 FLOOR AMENDMENTS

SB 1538 (CS)        Barrientos/ Shapleigh/ et al.
Relating to the creation of the individual development account
program to provide savings incentives and opportunities to eligible
low-income, working individuals or households.

SB 1677 (LC)        Barrientos/ et al.
Relating to the powers and duties of the board of hospital managers
of the Travis County Hospital District and to employee benefits for
certain employees of that district.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1713             Staples
Relating to the creation of a study commission on transportation
financing.

SB 1716 (CS)        Van de Putte
Relating to the sale of instructional materials to students of
institutions of higher education.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT

SB 1741 (CS)        Staples
Relating to an exemption for certain interbasin transfers of water
from certain priority requirements.

SB 1870 (LC)        Seliger
Relating to the board of directors of the Permian Basin Underground
Water Conservation District; validating certain district actions
and proceedings.

HB 965             Haggerty                   SP: Jackson, Mike
Relating to a prohibition on the regulation of emissions from
certain residential water heaters.
1 FLOOR AMENDMENT


THE SENATE SUSPENDED THE REGULAR ORDER, READ SECOND TIME, AND PASSED
 TO ENGROSSMENT:


SB 386 (CS)(LC)    Wentworth
Relating to the ability of public school employees to communicate
with members of a school district board of trustees.

SB 447 (CS)        Janek
Relating to the sale of tax receivables by a local government.

SB 1319 (CS)        Staples/ et al.
Relating to participation of certain annuitants and their
dependents in the state employees group benefits program.


THE SENATE ADOPTED THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTIONS:


SR 727             Barrientos
Congratulating Adrian Alaniz of the University of Texas at Austin
Longhorns for the rare feat of pitching a no-hitter.

SCR 15 (LC)        Janek/ Jackson, Mike
Requesting the Texas Department of Transportation to designate the
new causeway bridge connecting Galveston Island and the Texas
mainland as the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

HCR 136             Kuempel                    SP: Wentworth
Designating May 2005 as Texas Natural Resources Month.


THE FOLLOWING BILLS WERE REFERRED TO THE COMMITTEE INDICATED:


HB 511             Hochberg/ Vo/ Herrero/ Leibowitz
Relating to the processing of consumer rebates.
Business & Commerce

HB 628             Giddings/ Gonzalez Toureilles/ et al.
Relating to debt collection after a consumer has filed a report
with a law enforcement agency.
Business & Commerce

HB 857             Talton/ Hunter
Relating to the authority of a municipality to require the removal
of certain vehicles from a freeway without the consent of the owner
or person in charge of the vehicle.
Intergovernmental Relations

HB 1006             Isett/ Bohac/ Eissler/ Gattis/ Crabb/ et al.
Relating to certain limitations on the ad valorem tax rates of
certain taxing units.
Finance

HB 1021             Giddings
Relating to the right of first refusal in certain real estate
transactions.
Business & Commerce

HB 1153             Gonzales/ Martinez/ Pena
Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district in
Hidalgo County.
Jurisprudence

HB 1214             Morrison
Relating to tuition and other charges and fees imposed by the
governing board of a junior college district.
S/C on Higher Education

HB 1568             Geren
Relating to the definition of an agricultural operation.
S/C on Agriculture & Coastal Resources

HB 2110             Berman/ Driver/ Hupp/ Keel/ King, Phil/ et al.
Relating to the applicability of certain weapon laws to certain
prosecutors and certain court employees.
Criminal Justice

HB 2313             Miller
Relating to noxious and invasive plants; providing a criminal
penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 2340             Corte
Relating to grants and loans for certain economic development
projects to assist defense communities affected by the federal
military base realignment and closure process.
S/C on Base Realignment and Closure

HB 2438             Haggerty/ Quintanilla
Relating to the acquisition and regulation of manufactured homes.
Business & Commerce

HB 2481             Bonnen/ Hamric/ Branch
Relating to air contaminant emissions reductions, including the
continuation and provisions of the Texas emissions reduction plan
and the use of money currently dedicated to the Texas emissions
reduction plan fund, and to the making of accommodations in certain
highway rights-of-way for certain entities.
Natural Resources

HB 2579             Rodriguez/ Hupp/ Davis, John
Relating to procedures to ensure the involvement of parents or
guardians of children placed in certain institutions.
Health & Human Services

HB 2680             Branch
Relating to services provided by health care practitioners to
charities and medically underserved areas and liability insurance
for those practitioners.
Health & Human Services

HB 2808             Morrison
Relating to the duties of the P-16 Council.
Education

HB 2940             Hilderbran
Relating to migratory and upland game bird hunting; providing a
penalty.
Natural Resources

HB 3010             Grusendorf
Relating to the transfer of a failure to attend school proceeding
to juvenile court.
Jurisprudence

SB 1890             Armbrister
Relating to the territory of the Plum Creek Conservation District.
Natural Resources

SB 1891             Armbrister
Relating to the creation of the La Salle Water Control and
Improvement District No. 1; providing the authority to impose a tax
and issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain.
Natural Resources

SB 1892             Madla
Relating to the creation of the Espada Development District; providing
authority to provide water and wastewater services and to impose
assessments and taxes and to issue bonds.
Intergovernmental Relations